The Score Media and Gaming arm of Canadian media business theScore has announced the appointment of Josh Sidsworth as its new general counsel and chief compliance officer.
Based at theScore’s head office in Toronto, Canada, Sidsworth will lead all legal, regulatory and compliance matters for the business, supporting the multi-state rollout of its theScore Bet mobile sportsbook offering.
Sidsworth joins theScore having most recently served as executive vice president corporate development and general counsel for the NRT Group of Companies, a supplier of payment kiosk solutions to casino operators around the world.
“I’ve always been a huge fan of theScore and their authentic way of connecting with sports fans,” Sidsworth said. “Building on this connection by offering users an integrated sports media and betting experience is truly unique, and I’m thrilled to be joining the team to help them deliver on this vision.”
John Levy, the founder and chief executive of theScore, added: “We are very excited that Josh has joined theScore team. His extensive experience will be invaluable as we plan and execute the expansion of our gaming business – from our initial footprint in New Jersey to a multi-state presence across the United States.”
In September, theScore Bet became the first mobile sportsbook to be created and launched by a media company in North America. The app is live in New Jersey via a deal with Darby Development LLC, operator of the Monmouth Park Racetrack.
theScore also has market access in 11 other states via a partnership with Penn National Gaming, subject to the enactment of gaming laws and regulations in each state, as well as the receipt of relevant licenses and approvals.
Last month, theScore launched FUSE, a new suite of integrations linking its media and sports betting platforms. FUSE allows tighter navigation between theScore and theScore Bet apps, with players able to create bet slips from within theScore sports app, including markets for money lines, spreads and totals.